NSO

New Student Orientation Leadership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a New Student Orientation leader! Learn about being an orientation leader, what this experience can mean to you and the opportunity to gain new skills, and meet other potential orientation leaders.

New Student Orientation Staff

Each year, the Office of Student Involvement and Development selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate and graduate leaders to assist with the implementation of the New Student Orientation program during the 2014 calendar year. Orientation leaders serve as mentors for new students who are making the transition from their previous environments to California State University, Northridge through

  • Leading groups throughout the days of orientation;
  • Facilitating discussions;
  • Engaging new students in Welcome All Matador events and activities;
  • Helping new students transition to CSUN; and
  • Assisting new student in navigating the campus and its resources.

The program offers a multi-tiered system, which encourages multiple years of involvement based on an individual's growth and development. Students can find themselves becoming involved as an orientation leader, Matador mentor (returners), TAKE cast member and an orientation coordinator

More than 100 orientation leaders are hired in this unique and rewarding experience that encourages personal and professional growth and receive

  • Priority registration;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Leadership retreat;
  • Transferable leadership skills;
  • Multi-cultural awareness; and
  • Enhanced communication skills.

Information Sessions

There are no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please check back on this page for upcoming dates, times and locations.

We will be discussing what will be expected of you as a New Student Orientation leader and what you can expect from us, your orientation team. Be ready to ask any questions you have regarding orientation as we are ready to answer them all. We look forward to meeting you!

Applications

Orientation Leader

Thank you for your interest in becoming a New Student Orientation leader. Please follow the steps below to complete the application process. Please note that all application materials are submitted electronically through Moodle.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014

To begin the application process, please follow the detailed steps below:

  1. Visit Moodle and log-in
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to search courses
  3. Search "New Student Orientation"
    Leadership Courses
  4. Click "New Student Orientation – Leadership"

  5. When prompted for an enrollment key code, please enter 2014
  6. After you have successfully enrolled in the New Student Orientation Leadership Moodle page, you are now able to begin the New Student Orientation leader application

  7. Please read the Orientation Leader Informational Packet and complete application steps one through four on Moodle
    Leadership Applicants

Again, thank you for your interest in the New Student Orientation leadership program. We look forward to your application. Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Involvement and Development at newstudentorientation@csun.edu or at (818) 677-4100, should you have any questions.

Matador Mentor

Thank you for your interest in the Matador mentor leadership program. The application and selection process for the 2013-2014 academic year is now closed. 

TAKE Cast Member

Thank you for your interest in the TAKE leadership program. The application and selection process for the 2013-2014 academic year is now closed. 

Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Involvement and Development at (818) 677-4100 or via email at newstudentorientation@csun.edu should you have further questions.

Benefits

  • Meet new people and create new friendships
  • Leadership and diversity training
  • Valuable networking connections with faculty and staff
  • Familiarity with the campus and resources
  • Impact new students' first year experience and serve as a mentor
  • Gain public speaking skills
  • A better sense of CSUN pride
  • Priority registration

Qualifications

  • Academic commitment of a 2.5 GPA
  • Dependability for all required dates during the spring semester, summer sessions and fall semester
  • Desire to serve as a mentor to new students and peers
  • Approachability: Be open to views, ideas and opinions that differ from one's own

Responsibilities

The goal of New Student Orientation is to support the continuous process of integrating new students into the academic, cultural and social context of CSUN.

  • Four leadership trainings
  • New Student Orientation program events
  • Welcome All Matadors events (President's Picnic and Freshman Convocation)
  • Office hours (amounts may vary pending on semester and years)

Commencement: Each leader must participate in at least three ceremonies as an usher during commencement.